Birth1808, Pendleton County, VA27671,32934,32937,32938,27676,32945,32939,32940,32941,32942,32946,32947
Census1810, Pendleton County, VA27671
Census1820, Pendleton County, VA27676
Census1830, Pendleton County, VA32945,32948
Census MemoFranklin Town
Residence1834, Greenbank, Pocahantas County, VA32949
Reside Memoon the Redden place
Residence1841, Pocahontas County, VA32950
Reside MemoBack Allegheny and settled in the woods and opened up land
Census1850, Pocahontas County, VA32940
Census MemoDistrict 47
Census1870, Pocahontas County, WV32942
Census MemoMeade Township, Travelers Repose Green Bank
Will Filed25 May 1887, Pocahontas County, WV32951
Will Filed MemoWill dated
Deathaft 25 May 1887, Edray, Pocahontas County, WV32934,32938,32939,32941,32951,32952
Death Memobef 22 Jun 1888
Will Filed22 Jun 1888, Pocahontas County, WV32951
Will Filed MemoWill probated
OccupationFarmer32940
FatherMcBride Gum (~1780-<1823)
MotherAlice Gum (1782-1860)
Misc. Notes
Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County Pg 39032953
The way he came to have his middle name is a little out of the usual order. When Dunkum & Co. had a store at Dunmore, William Gum was a liberal dealer. There was another William Gum from the vicinity of Greenbank, and the merchant to note the difference and not get their accounts mixed, called the one from Back Mountain “William Alleghany” on his books. In settling he had Mr. Gum to sign his name William A. Gum.

Pg 43421240 William 6 Gum was given his middle name of Allegheny by a store owner at Dunsmore. There was another William Gum in the vicinity, so in order to not get the account mixed, the store keeper called the one from Back Mountain, “William Allegheny”. From then on he signed his name as William A. Gum.
Research
1850 Pocahontas Co WV 47 Distr Pg 282 Gum, William M. (Anc Plus Gum 10/11/2002)
1850 Pocahontas Co WV 47 Distr Pg 285 Gum, William (Anc Plus Gum 10/11/2002)
1860 Pocahontas Co WV Green Bank P.O., Pg 735 Gum, William A. (Anc Plus Gum 10/11/2002)
1870 Pocahontas Co WV Meade Township, Pg 035 Gum, William A. (Anc Plus Gum 10/11/2002)

Pg 6339778 Gum, William 200 ac, Loc: Wts. Greenbrier, Year 1851, Bk 1, Pg 437
Spouses
Birth1808, Pendleton County, VA32934,32939,32954
Birth Memoabt 1798?
Census1850, Pocahontas County, VA32954
Census MemoDistrict 47
Deathbef 187032956
Alias/AKABessie32957
Research
1850VAPocahDistr47(50of80) Dwg 347 Fam 347 Amos Higgins 46 & Elizabeth 4424347 (2 doors away from Elizabeth - could this be a brother?)
Marriage2 Dec 1828, Pendleton County, VA32934,32958
ChildrenJames Henry (1829-1908)
 Margaret Elsie (1831-1916)
 Francis McBride (~1834->1900)
Last Modified 2 Jan 2012Created 31 Jan 2017 using Reunion 11 by Chris Dunmore